Meet Anita Quarles, CPA, the President and Managing Partner of A. Quarles, CPA, PLLC (formerly Larry E. O’Dell CPA). Anita acquired the business in February 2017. She and her team are pleased to provide accounting solutions, bookkeeping services, tax preparation and other accounting services to existing and new clients. Since the acquisition, the team has expanded and now includes four CPAs (including Anita), eleven full-time associates, and two part-time associates (one an intern). The mission at A. Quarles, CPA is to ensure that clients are provided with quality business services. Employees are equally valued and A. Quarles, CPA provides for flexibility and supports a strong work/life balance.
Anita was born and raised in Winston-Salem. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning her BS in business administration and master’s in accounting. Anita worked in Raleigh with Deloitte after graduation and relocated to Houston, Texas for 13 years. She and her family returned to North Carolina about five years ago. They enjoy hiking, horseback riding and shows, and are lifelong Tarheels fans. Anita brings 20 plus years of public accounting experience to the business.
Anita has a strong sense of community involvement and brings that into her business. The team recently participated in filling backpacks for children. They plan to participate as a team in local charity initiatives on a quarterly basis.
About A. Quarles
- Quarles, CPA’s business model is ideal for individual clients as well as small to mid-sized, entrepreneurial businesses. Their clients range (but are not limited to) local restaurants, insurance agencies, hair salons, manufacturing/industry, landscaping services, and more. While most of their clients are in the local area (Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point), A. Quarles, CPA is licensed to work throughout North Carolina. “We provide outsourced payroll, bookkeeping (account reconciliation, validation of transactions, etc.), business tax consultation, accounting solutions such as QuickBooks training, budgeting, and provide information for those interested in starting a business,” Anita explained. “For individual clients, we assist with inheritance tax questions and, of course, annual tax preparation.” Anita shared that one of the staff members is a QuickBooks Pro advisor and regularly works with clients in training and expanding their expertise with the tool. Appointments may be made for in-office consultations or at the client’s place of business.
- Quarles, CPA is a member of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and NCACPA (North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants).
- Quarles, CPA’s office is located at 1336 Westgate Center Drive (the same location as the former Larry E. Dell firm). Their office is open for appointments Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Contact them at 336.774.9860, via e-mail at Anita@aquarlescpa.com, or visit their website (aquarlescpa.com). You can follow them on social media (Facebook, and LinkedIn). Make an appointment with A. Quarles to address your accounting questions. They’re ready to provide their expertise to your questions!